Colin Watson, né le 1er février 1920 à Croydon dans le Surrey et décédé le 17 janvier 1983, est un écrivain britannique, auteur de roman policier.

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  • Colin Watson, né le 1er février 1920 à Croydon dans le Surrey et décédé le 17 janvier 1983, est un écrivain britannique, auteur de roman policier.
  • Colin Watson (1920–1983) was a British writer of detective fiction and the creator of characters such as Inspector Purbright and Lucilla Teatime. He is most famous for the twelve Flaxborough novels, typified by their comic and dry wit and set in a fictional small town in England which is closely based on Boston, Lincolnshire. He worked as a journalist in Lincolnshire and the characters in his books are said to be highly recognisable caricatures of people he encountered in his work. The central character, Inspector Walter Purbright, is perhaps not the most intellectually dazzling detective in fiction. He does, though, provide an unusually solid core of decency and civilisation around which more fanciful and sometimes whimsical events can be strung. His understanding of the case in hand emerges from a process of polite, measured enquiry. Purbright's decency is at the heart of Watson's thesis: that civilised life depends on basic tolerance, decency and the honesty of its guardians. His commitment to total impartiality, his refusal to be deflected by special interests and social position and his scrupulous refusal to cut procedural corners all go to make up a quintessentially English hero.Four of the Flaxborough novels were adapted for television by the BBC under the series title Murder Most English. The adaptation successfully reflected key elements of the books: the gentle behind-the-times feel of a small English market town, the merciless targeting of the pretensions of the town's bourgeoisie, and his determination that whatever exotic trappings are used to decorate the plot, the central crime is always motivated by money. Anton Rodgers starred as Purbright with Christopher Timothy as Detective Sergeant Love. Colin Watson produced the ninth Flaxborough novel, One Man's Meat, to coincide with the series.Watson was the first person to successfully sue Private Eye for libel, for an article in issue 25 when he objected to being described as: “the little-known author who . . . was writing a novel, very Wodehouse but without the jokes”. He was awarded £750.
  • Ко́лин Уо́тсон (англ. Colin Watson, 1 февраля 1920 в Крэйдоне (Лондон) — 17 января 1983) — британский писатель, автор юмористических детективных романов, создатель таких персонажей, как Инспектор Пербрайт и Люсилла Титайм. С 1970 года был членом Детективного Клуба.
  • Colin Watson (* 1. Februar 1920 in Croydon, Surrey; † 17. Januar 1983) war ein englischer Schriftsteller von Kriminalromanen.
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  • Colin Watson, né le 1er février 1920 à Croydon dans le Surrey et décédé le 17 janvier 1983, est un écrivain britannique, auteur de roman policier.
  • Ко́лин Уо́тсон (англ. Colin Watson, 1 февраля 1920 в Крэйдоне (Лондон) — 17 января 1983) — британский писатель, автор юмористических детективных романов, создатель таких персонажей, как Инспектор Пербрайт и Люсилла Титайм. С 1970 года был членом Детективного Клуба.
  • Colin Watson (* 1. Februar 1920 in Croydon, Surrey; † 17. Januar 1983) war ein englischer Schriftsteller von Kriminalromanen.
  • Colin Watson (1920–1983) was a British writer of detective fiction and the creator of characters such as Inspector Purbright and Lucilla Teatime. He is most famous for the twelve Flaxborough novels, typified by their comic and dry wit and set in a fictional small town in England which is closely based on Boston, Lincolnshire. He worked as a journalist in Lincolnshire and the characters in his books are said to be highly recognisable caricatures of people he encountered in his work.
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